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Milledgeville man arrested on drug charges

A 51-year-old Milledgeville man was arrested on drug charges last week following a traffic stop on Gordon Highway, local authorities say. The suspect was identified as Kevin Anthony Blackwelder, of 434 Pettigrew Road N.W., according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Depu

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Deputies: 3 in hospital after three-car accident in Macon

An early morning three-car accident in southwest Macon sent three people to the hospital -- one in critical condition/Tavares Jones (WGXA) MACON, Ga. -- An early morning three-car accident in southwest Macon sent three people to the hospital -- one in critical condition. Bibb County Sheriff's inves

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-21 10:03:38

Macon man gets 30 years for 2015 shooting death of Bibb deputy clerk

A 21-year-old Macon man received 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Vernard Mays -- a Bibb County Sheriff's Office civil clerk/David Domingue (WGXA) MACON, Ga. -- A 21-year-old Macon man received 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Vernard Mays -- a Bibb Co

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-20 16:49:22

Chaka Khan rests up for Macon show after shoddy performance in Florida upsets fans

Fans at Chaka Khan's show in Miami on Saturday questioned whether she might have been inebriated on stage at Florida's Jazz in the Gardens festival. It turns out the Queen of Funk is recovering from the flu, according to a statement her representatives made to The Jasmine Brand website. The 64-year-

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-20 19:35:00

Grand jury indicts man on sexual exploitation charges

A 66-year-old Milledgeville man arrested last November following a year-long investigation into a child pornography case by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury last week. Warren Garrett, of 376 Butler Road, was indicted

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-20 22:23:00

An 86-year-old was robbed at gunpoint. Then the home invader returned with a machete. | The Telegraph

The first time the robber broke into his house, Benjamin F. McCollum was in his den reading the newspaper. It was the middle of the afternoon. The robber jimmied a lock and slipped inside. McCollum, a retired auto mechanic and paper mill worker who was 86 then, looked up to see the muzzle of a gun i

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-21 21:48:00

BROWN: Breaking the smoking habit

When I began smoking cigarettes, sadly when I was a teenager, there were no warnings about health problems. Countless members of my family were smokers, and I never imagined that one day it was going to become considered an addiction. A surprising number of our friends who lived in Richland smoked

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-22 01:07:00

Putnam Co. racetrack employee describes deadly shooting: 'They were screaming and running'

Tires skidding and fans cheering are the noises Aubrey Chaney says he usually hears while working at Headhunters Racetrack. "We were getting ready to close down, and I heard a bunch of shooting," said Chaney. On Saturday night, the sounds of amusement quickly changed as several dozen people fled th


2 dead, 4 injured after shootout at Putnam County racetrack

EATONTON, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly shootout that left two people dead and four people injured at a racetrack in Putnam County. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said that shooting happened on Saturday night at Headhunters Motor Club Dragway. One of the injured was an 8-year-old child


Video shows last known moments of woman whose body was found in Yellow River

COVINGTON, GA -- Investigators released new evidence in the tragic case of a woman who disappeared from her job at Hartsfield Jackson airport - then was found dead a month later. The video shows Shanequa Sullivan apparently trying to enter an airport MARTA station at the end of her shift - then walk

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-21 00:49:00

Networking event happening during Cherry Blossom festival in Downtown Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Dozens of young professionals are expected in Downtown Macon Wednesday to take advantage of a pop up lunch event. Let's Do Lunch is being put on by Urbane: Young Professionals Network of Central Georgia and it is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. - Advertisement - It

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-21 15:42:53

Macon man sentenced to prison after killing 10-week-old puppy

He pleaded guilty to throwing the puppy against a wall and stabbing it repeatedly A Macon man was sentenced to three years in prison and two years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to killing a puppy in 2015. A release from District Attorney David Cooke's office says Derrick Chappell Jr.,


Grand jury indicts man, woman on drug charges

A Milledgeville man and woman arrested last month following a sizable drug bust were indicted last week by a Baldwin County grand jury. Last month's bust netted illicit drugs, weapons and $111,000 in cash. Grand jurors returned a 10-count indictment against Reginald Jarrod Reynolds, 38, and Mia Cole


Puppy killer who smashed pet's skull says he's sorry. Judge tells him he needs help. | The Telegraph

The picture of the dead puppy was so disturbing the judge wouldn't touch it when a lawyer held it up for the judge to see. The 10-week-old dog had been hurled against the walls of house, the thuds so loud that a woman who was on her porch next door heard the booms. The woman looked up in time to see


Deputies: State trooper dead, 30-month-old critical after car accident

CRISP CO., Ga. -- A state trooper has passed away and a 30-month-old is in critical condition after a one-car accident Monday night in Crisp County. According to deputies, off-duty trooper Tyler Parker died at the scene after his car hydroplaned off the roadway and crashed into a tree. The child has


Byron 19-year-old arrested for Sunday shooting in South Bibb

MACON, Ga -- Arrested and charged this morning is a 19-year-old man from Byron in the Sunday morning shooting of a juvenile. According to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff's office Jeffery Austin Burnette was turned over the to the Byron Police Department by his family just before midnight on S


Shooting leaves 2 dead; 4 wounded

EATONTON - An exchange of gunfire between two young men - one from Milledgeville and the other one from Sparta - left both dead and four others wounded Saturday night at Headhunter Racetrack in Putnam County, authorities say. Two of the victims wounded in the shooting, where an estimated 2,000 peopl


Suspect in custody after 15-year-old shot in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A man is in custody and charged with shooting a 15-year-old in Macon. The suspect's family turned him into police in Byron. Just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Bibb deputies responded to a call and found a 15-year-old that had been shot in a parking lot on Houston Rd. - Advert


Two dead, four injured in shooting at racetrack

Two people are dead and four were injured in a shooting at a Putnam County drag strip Saturday night. The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Headhunters Racetrack on Edward Reeves Road, said Sheriff Howard Sills. He identified the deceased as Jestin Devonta Dunn, 23, and Shurron Deion


BREAKING: One person shot on Houston Road in Macon

Deputies are interviewing witnesses at the scene of a shooting on Houston Road in Macon. Claudia Coco/WGXA News. MACON, Ga--According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office one person has been shot and injured at the La Mexicana restaurant on Houston Road Sunday evening. Deputies are interviewing possi